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The Hippo Lies: Notes From an Admissions Interview

By Miranda Li, Print Managing Editor

February 20, 2018

a“So tell me about yourself,” my admissions interviewer asked. We sat across from each other, cradling our respective hot chocolates. Here are some things I could have said: “When I lived alone this past summer, my p...

Miranda Writes: Calypso

By Miranda Li, Print Managing Editor

October 24, 2017

In fourth grade, I had a fantasy universe in my head, in which I was a princess with magical powers and a plethora of unreasonably attractive siblings. It infringed heavily upon the copyright of Avatar: the Last Airbender, but...

Miranda Writes: This Place

By Miranda Li, Print Managing Editor

October 24, 2017

Los Altos sits in an odd overlap between the cozy, ranch-style houses of suburbia and the decadent wealth and privilege of the Silicon Valley. It’s the kind of place where the high school parking lot is a hodgepodge amalgam of ...

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